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PhDs share renewable energy knowledge with 'solar school'

PhD students from the Walsh group sparked an interest in their research during a visit to St Saviour's 'Solar School' in Larkhall.

South African DBA gets underway

18 senior managers involved in South African higher education have started our new DBA course

Risky business of measuring risk: Fri 19 Feb

Come to a free lecture by Ania Zalewska, Professor of Finance, seconded to Bath IMI

New engaged research projects get underway

A range of engaged research projects funded by the University’s Public Engagement Unit are currently underway.

How do you solve a problem like bacteria?

Professor Ed Feil (Biology & Biochemistry) will give his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 17 February

Ban on parents in pyjamas is shameful power game

Dr Sam Carr, Department of Education, writes for The Conversation.

Bath comp sci students win national gaming tournament

A team of our computer science students has won a national UK university tournament run by GameBritannia, an organisation that aims to foster British gaming talents by building a vibrant eSports community.

After Brexit: The Eurosceptic vision of an Anglosphere future

Professor Nick Pearce describes the history and possible future of the Anglosphere if Britain came out of the EU on the IPR blog.

High-profile policy appointments to invigorate University IPR

Today we unveil a new Advisory Board for the IPR which is made up of high profile policy-makers and academics.

Extra seats and learning spaces in the Library

Changes made in the Library to increase capacity and learning spaces based on student consultation in 2015.

Sports Performance Conference raises the bar

The conference had a unique design which enabled the 200 delegates to view multiple perspectives and understand how research is conducted, applied and even experienced by scientists, practitioners and athletes.

Milner Centre for Evolution inaugural Darwin Day Lecture

The inaugural lecture, 'Darwin, and why he was so often misunderstood', will take place at BRLSI on Friday 12 February 2016 and will be given by Professor Michael Benton from the University of Bristol.

'Junk' DNA plays role in preventing breast cancer

Supposed “junk” DNA, found in between genes, plays a role in suppressing cancer, according to new research by Universities of Bath and Cambridge.

Dr Richard Cooper: Disease risk to world banana supply

Dr Richard Cooper (Biology & Biochemistry) spoke to BBC Radio Wiltshire about the potential risk of 'Panama disease' to the world's banana crops.

New method for detecting and preserving human stem cells in the lab

A team of European scientists including researchers from the University of Bath has developed a method to detect and preserve human stem cells in the lab that will help researchers develop new medical treatments for currently incurable diseases.

Cutting Library fines and new loans system

On National Libraries Day 2016, we will be introducing a new loans system.

Launch of new MRes Economics course

Our new Masters of Research (MRes) Economics course is ideal for anyone who wishes to progress to PhD as well as those requiring research skills to be a professional economist.

Study reveals long-term detrimental education effects of Spanish and French colonial systems

New study highlight negative legacy of colonial education.

Our LTEO Director & Lord Willetts address Parliamentary seminar

Gwen van der Velden, Director of our Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office (LTEO), and former universities minister Lord Willetts spoke at the event organised by the Higher Education Policy Institute and the Higher Education Academy on Tuesday (26 January).

I-SEE - The bewildering world of energy storage: Tue

I-SEE seminar on Tuesday 2 February with Professor Peter J Hall

Why new trade deal has put GM crop concerns in spotlight

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Maria Garcia, writes for The Conversation

New book - Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation

Join us for an event to launch Professor Chris Eccleston's new publication taking place on 24 Feb

Palmer enters Bath Hall of Fame 20 years after Atlanta medal

Swimmer Paul Palmer is the latest person to be inducted into the University of Bath’s Sporting Hall of Fame.

Carole Mundell shortlisted for national tech award

Carole Mundell has been named as a finalist in the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

University hosts UK Team Trials for 2016 Invictus Games

HRH Prince Harry and Invictus Games athletes were on campus today.

Bath Professor named as finalist for national tech award

Professor Carole Mundell has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year's FDM everywoman Women in Technology Awards.

Check out our forthcoming Public Lectures

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All are free unless otherwise stated.

First guest IPR blog post - EU renegotiation

By Marley Morris, Research Fellow, the Institute for Public Policy Research

Conference celebrates HEFCE pilot

A conference to review the pilot MSc Modern Building Design, identify learnings and celebrate successes

Fuel cell technology in Naples

CSCT student Jon Chouler attended and gave a talk on his own research at the 6th European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference (EFC), in beautiful Naples, Italy.

City Summit for GW4 & local government

Summit explores how GW4 universities offer the expertise & knowledge to underpin regional growth

BBC’s The One Show features smart wound dressing [from 12.58]

University shortlisted for Fairtrade Business Award

The University has been selected as a Finalist for the Fairtrade Business Awards in the South West region for the second year running.

Capitalise on life transitions to instil better environmental behaviours say researchers

House moves or a change of job provide an ideal 'window of opportunity' to promote more sustainable behaviours, according to a new psychology study.

Director of Sport appointed to two national sports bodies

Stephen Baddeley is to sit on the board of Great Britain Badminton and the Lawn Tennis Association council

Eva Piatrikova talks about our sports conference

Eva Piatrikova spoke to BBC Radio Wiltshire live at the start of our Department for Health Sports Performance Conference last week.

Consumers given false impression of pension fund performance

Benchmarks that measure the performance of pension funds, and fees charged to consumers by investment fund managers, require greater scrutiny, suggests new research from our School of Management.

Sprint development programme for undergraduate women

Building on the success of the prestigious Springboard programme, Sprint has been researched, designed and written specifically to address issues and challenges faced by undergraduate and graduate women.

'Tremendous impact' of research

At the VC's Research Day, our early career researchers showed how their work is making a direct impact

Inter-institutional collaborations

An HEA project is underway to assess our training for PGR students within inter-university partnerships

Helmet wearing increases risk taking and sensation seeking

Could wearing a helmet make you take more risks? Our latest study from psychology suggests so.

Two engineers awarded 2015 James Watt Medal

Professor Geoff Hammond and Áine O’Grady, a PhD student, (Mechanical Engineering) were recently awarded the 2015 James Watt Medal of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for their paper The implications of upstream emissions from the power sector.

Biologist supports evolution teaching in primary schools

270 children and dozens of teachers from a local primary school spent a day immersed in evolution and inheritance related activities, at an event organised by Dr Paula Kover.

BBC Points West: Afroditi Stathi on healthy ageing

Dr Afroditi Stathi, Department for Health, interviewed for BBC Points West about the new REACT 'healthy ageing' study.

Harnessing world-leading research for world class sports performances

We've just announced a major sports performance conference to be hosted at the University in January 2016.

Parental engagement toolkit launched

Following a grant from the University’s Public Engagement Unit, the Department of Education has hosted a launch for a Toolkit for Parental Engagement.

Showcase highlights ‘tremendous impact’ of our early career researchers

Read about the impacts our early career researchers are making from this week's Vice-Chancellor Research Day.

Industry innovation partnerships

We’re inviting businesses to a workshop on collaboration opportunities. Help spread the word

New Canada, New Labour: Trudeau forms Blairite government

The latest IPR blog post from Professor Nick Pearce, Director of the Institute for Policy Research.

Sean Cumming talks on BBC Points West about biobanding

Dr Sean Cumming, Department for Health, talks to BBC Points West about biobanding in teenagers and our work with Bath Rugby.

Arts classes at The Edge - from Jazz Dance to DJing

ICIA Spring classes are now open for booking

Anna Gilmore on Al Jazeera about Big Tobacco [from 6.22]

Anna Gilmore (Health) talks to Al Jazeera about Big Tobacco's influence in Africa.

New online careers information for parents

A new online resource, launched by higher education institutions in the South West, will help parents and carers support young people in making the right decisions about study and work.

Lack of engineers delays water projects in developing countries

Professor John Hudson, Department of Economics, comments on the gap between commitments and disbursements in respect of donations for water aid in The Guardian.

Latest expert opinion on public policy

Read our IPR blog, with regular comment and analysis from new Director, Professor Nick Pearce

Create: Movement – fun for all the family at The Edge! 23 Jan

Create Movement is a fun and playful workshop, suitable for children aged under 9 years and adults. Next workshop on Saturday 23 January.

Did Derren Brown go too far? Sally Adams-Merry comments

Psychologist Sally Adams-Merry talks about social coercion on last week's Derren Brown programme

Reuters video: How the cat got its spots

Mathematical biologist Dr Christian Yates appears in a Reuters film about benign piebaldism in cats, dogs, horses and cows and how his research could help with serious human health conditions.

BBC Somerset: Hannah Family talks about 'The Waiting Room'

Dr Hannah Family, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, discusses the interactive 'The Waiting Room' exhibition with BBC Somerset.

Health PhD student talks to BBC Bristol about biobanding

Corinne Yorston, a strength and conditioning coach (Sports Development & Recreation) and PhD student within our Department for Health, talks to BBC Bristol about biobanding.

Join us for Research Rocket!

Come and see how research at Bath is changing the world.

Jamie Eastman appointed University of Bath’s Director of Arts

The University of Bath can today, Friday 15 January 2016, announce Jamie Eastman as its new Director of Arts.

How & why sound can be heard from so far away (from 1.46.33)

Dr Philippe Blondel (Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) has been interviewed on BBC Radio Wiltshire (from 1.46.33) about how and why sound can be heard from so far away.

Bath in top 100 list of world’s ‘most international’ universities

Bath is named as one of the world's top 100 'most international' universities, according to a new THE ranking.

Can Arlene Foster save Ulster from misogyny?

Dr Sophie Whiting (PoLIS) has co-written an article on the new female First Minister in Northern Ireland and misogyny in the Ulster government for the Irish Times.

Has winning the lottery jackpot become too difficult?

Dr Matt Roberts, Prize Fellow in Mathematical Sciences, writes for The Conversation.

Psychologists find cyclists take more risks when wearing helmets

The Daily Mail has featured Dr Ian Walker and Dr Tim Gamble’s (Psychology) research which shows that wearing helmets could lead to cyclists to take more risks.

Spring season at The Edge is live! Arts, pop science, film & more

Booking is now open for the ICIA's new season.

BBC Points West: GP retention & recruitment crisis

Dr Natasha Doran, Department for Health, and former GP Dr Michael Harris talk to BBC Points West about the GP retention crisis their latest study highlights.

Watchdog fails to take tobacco industry to task over smuggling

Professor Anna Gilmore (Health) has co-written an article on smuggling in the tobacco industry for the British Medical Journal.

Record results show why SETSquared is global No 1

2015 was another great year for enterprise at the University of Bath Innovation Centre (UBIC) where member start-up and high growth tech companies have raised over £20.5 million in investment.

Scientists offer tips on pain and stress management in ‘The Waiting Room’

Find out about our psychology and health research at a new exhibition opening in Bath this week - 'The Waiting Room'.

Scientists discover why X chromosome lacks “housekeeping genes”

A team of researchers led by Bath studying the evolution of the X chromosome has discovered why it contains such an unusual mixture of genes.

Electric cars won't save our cities - The Guardian

Ian Walker and Gus Bosehans (Psychology) conclude that "Electric vehicles should not be considered a panacea for sustainable transport but rather a possible part of the puzzle" in an article in The Guardian.

Space weather: New KTP with Spirent Communications

The partnership, involving Dr Talini Pinto Jayawardena from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, will advance Spirent’s understanding of the role that space weather plays in disrupting GNSS signals, both man-made and natural, to help protect against these threats.

Five reasons why your city doesn't want to host the Olympics

Bryan Clift and Andrew Manley (Department for Health) write for The Conversation.

Trio of CSCT students attend 6th European Kesterite Workshop

A blog post by Mako Ng, student from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies.

Prof Roger King - Questioning the TEF & regulation

Visiting Professor Roger King (School of Management) has been quoted in University World News discussing protection for students as consumers of education

Saiful Islam selected as one of RSC's 175 Faces of Chemistry

Over the 175 weeks leading up to its 175th anniversary in 2016, the Royal Society of Chemistry is showcasing the wonderful diversity of its community in the form of 175 individual and inspirational stories - our own Professor Saiful Islam is featured.

Pioneering study to help adults delay frailty and live independently for longer

Our health researchers have been awarded £1.64 million funding to embark on a pioneering healthy ageing project targeting over 65s.

Anna Gilmore on alleged bribery by Big Tobacco in Africa

New Vision, Uganda's leading daily newspaper, has interviewed Anna Gilmore, Professor of Public Health and Director of our Tobacco Control Research Group in our Department for Health, about alleged bribery and corruption by British American Tobacco in Africa.

Barry Potter kicks off prestigious lectureship tour in Liverpool

As part of his Royal Society of Chemistry Lectureship in Medicinal Chemistry for 2015-16, Professor Barry Potter is giving lectures at six universities this academic year including Exeter, Bradford, Belfast, Liverpool, Southampton and the University of East Anglia.

Dylan Thompson on why weight loss is tough - Independent

The reason why our bodies cling on to fat is an evolutionary one.

Listen to Dr Jenny Hatchard on Radio 4's You & Yours [23m26s]

Dr Jenny Hatchard from the Tobacco Control Research Group (Health) speaks to BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme (from 23m21s) about new cigarette plain packaging legislation due to come in to effect in 2016, and the legal challenge being brought by ‘big tobacco’.

NHS reorganisation and workload pressures causing GP retention crisis

A new report from our Department for Health highlights why many GPs are leaving the profession early.

How two-tone cats get their patches comes to light in cell study

Researchers have used mathematical modelling to discover how animals with piebald patterning get their distinctive black and white patches.

Renewal vs remorseless decline of political parties

Professor Nick Pearce, Director of our Institute for Policy Research, shares his opinions about the current state of political parties.

Postgrad student awarded thesis prize by publisher

Hazel Garvie-Cook, who was co-supervised by Sergey Gordeev (Physics) and Richard Guy (Pharmacy & Pharmacology), has had her PhD thesis chosen for publication in the prestigious Springer Theses series.

Sports performance experts head to Bath for major conference

More than 200 students, athletes, coaches and researchers – from as far afield as Belgium and Brazil – have already signed up for the day-long event, which will look at the latest developments in physiology, nutrition, coaching education, psychology and talent spotting.

Four-legged snake is one of BBC's animals of year [14m50s]

The four-legged snake fossil discovered by paleontologist Dr Nick Longrich from our Milner Centre for Evolution is featured on BBC World Service programme: "Animals of the year" (listen from 14m50s)